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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 9, 2013 06:17 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Feckless Congress Likely to Set a New Record for Unproductivity

Completing even routine tasks now appears beyond the ability of the current Congress. Since it began its first session last January, the 113th Congress has passed just 15 bills that were signed into law by President Obama. Among the 15 bills that made it through the legislative process were HR 1071 ("To specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 1 With sub-$4 corn forecast for multiple years, growers need to make a preemptive strike on their 2...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
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